"Great Head"

Acadia National Park, Maine

Watercolor painting of Great Head and Sand Beach in Acadia National Park Maine by artist Beth Whitney | Downeast Watercolors

"Great Head" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney. The point is located in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Great Head is beautiful point of land that provides shelter for Sand Beach. The point has several trails that go around the perimeter and along the interior.  The views of Frenchman's Bay and open sea are spectacular. There used to be a stone tea house on the head, but it was dismantled years ago by the Park Service. It's fun to see the ruins and imagine yourself there back in the day. All of Sand Beach and Great Head were gifted to Louisa Satterlee by her father, JP Morgan. The houses were destroyed in the fire of 1947 and land subsequently donated to the park.

You can access Great Head's trails from the Park Loop Road. Just before the main toll booth, take a left toward the Schooner Head overlook. At the stop sign, turn right and continue to the parking area. You can also park along the Park Loop Road just ahead of Sand Beach and take the wonderful paved path over.

My Seascapes Gallery has more dynamic watercolor paintings of Acadia National Park and other coastal locations.

Watercolor on paper
Image: 8x12" | Mat & frame: 12x16"

This original watercolor painting includes a classic double white archival mat and backing board. It's ready to slip into a standard 12x16" frame.

If you would like me to frame it for you, I have several frame profiles available including silver and natural hardwood.  All frames include conservation grade non-glare, UV glazing, which is lightweight and shatter-resistant.

Purchasing the painting framed is a nice option if you're sending the painting to someone as a gift. Buying a matted painting is also wonderful because the recipient can choose the frame that suits their taste.

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